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Obituary  James Douglas Berger (1937-2023) JAMES DOUGLAS (JIM) BERGER was born on a frigid January day in 1937 at the Idaho Falls, Idaho hospital, the first child of Ella Woolstenhulme Berger and William James Berger. He grew up on his parent’s ranch west of Victor, Idaho at the southern end of rugged Teton Valley in the shadow of the Teton Range. As soon as he could walk, he helped on the ranch milking cows (not his favorite job), raising vegetables, and helping his dad make and deliver dairy products. Even at a young age, his sharp, practical mind developed new and more efficient ways to carry out farm tasks. During spud vacation every fall, he picked potatoes to buy school clothes and hunting gear. Jim was an excellent student in school, a fast runner, and a good basketball player. He played the alto saxophone in the high school’s Swing Kings Band for dances in the local area and Jackson, Wyoming. Beginning at age 14, he worked summers in West Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. While you

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